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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Ashfield

260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales 2131
P: (02) 9193 8000 F: (02) 9193 8089

headspace Ashfield provides a variety of services for young people aged 12 - 25 years. It's about support for mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol issues, and employment and education support. Our focus is on early intervention, having a focus on young peoples' wellbeing and having a one stop shop to help young people.

We have a range of passionate, youth friendly staff who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, judgement free environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, email us or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you.

At headspace Ashfield we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. headspace Ashfield aims to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.

headspace  Ashfield acknowledges where we operate on the land of the traditional custodians of this land, the Cadigal and Wangal people. The people who form part of the wider Aboriginal nation known as the Eora Nation.

Services available

Mental Health Services

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Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)

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GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Positions available at headspace Ashfield

GPs wanted, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: New Horizons

Expression of Interest - General Practitioners

  • Multiple Contract positions available
  • Flexible working hours and a supportive working environment

headspace Ashfield are currently looking for GP’s who would like to provide sessions at our centre. You will be providing a range of health services to young people including:

  • Physical health assessments;
  • Developing mental health care plans;
  • Sexual health assessments;
  • Drug and alcohol assessments.

Benefits of working for headspace Ashfield:

  • Flexible work days and hours scheduled around your commitments;
  • Administrative support, including billing and appointment bookings;
  • Work alongside a friendly multi-disciplinary team who are knowledgeable about youth mental health.
  • Work in a new and modern facility;

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Michael Cummings on 0409 418 860 or mcummings@newhorizons.net.au alternatively, please provide your personal details below and fax this form to us: (02) 9193 8089

Download the position description here.

For more information contact:

Name: Michael Cummings
Phone: 0409 418 860
Email: mcummings@newhorizons.net.au

More information

How to Refer (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

There are a number of ways in which young people can engage with our service.

If you are a young person, friend, parent or guardian you can call, email or drop-in to the centre to speak to one of our intake workers.  

If you are a teacher, school counsellor, case manager or health professional who are wishing to introduce a young person to us, we require the completion of a Referral Form in order for the best possible experience.

Click the following link to get access to the Service Referral form.   

Once completed the Referral Form can be faxed to headspace Ashfield on (02) 9193 8089 or digitally via email on headspaceintake@newhorizons.net.au 

We will review your situation at our intake/referral meeting. We will be in touch after to offer a first appointment or to discuss other services who may be in a better position to support you.

If you're unsure whether headspace Ashfield is the right service for you, please give us a call and we can talk it through.

 

For Schools (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

School Presentations

headspace Ashfield offers presentations to schools broadly throughout the Inner-West, Canterbury, Burwood and Strathfield areas.

Due to the age range of our service, presentations are offered for years 7 to 12. As we are experiencing high level of interest for school presentations we have created a Booking Form.  The form allows us to manage and prioritise school presentations on a number of criteria.

Type of presentation: Please note that headspace Ashfield provides community presentations that are of a general nature with a health promotion focus. The presentations have been created to promote positive mental health and well-being and to encourage early help seeking behaviour amongst young people. Our Community Engagement team is unable to deliver presentations which are a medical intervention or have a therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools: We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Ashfield receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.

Demand for request: It is important to note that while headspace Ashfield will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service

Resources: If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/resources

We also have a range of posters and help cards that are specific to the Inner-West area. Please contact us for further information (02) 9193 8000

If you wish to have headspace Ashfield present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Ashfield with attention to Hayden (Community Engagement Coordinator) - hfletcher@newhorizons.net.au

Click here to download

School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health and Ageing, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

 

How to give Feedback (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Ashfield we seek to provide an excellent service for young people coming into our service.

We value and encourage your comments about the quality of our service and will actively seek to change our service based on your feedback.

If you would like to provide us with feedback, please use our suggestion box provided onsite. We are also keen to hear from the family and friends of the young people attending our service.

If you feel we could improve any aspect of our service, please seek us out and let us know. In the first instance, talk to the staff member involved, or you can also ask to speak to our Team Leader or Manager.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!

headspace Ashfield Team – many thanks!